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We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.

The latest News from the Guardian Internet Editorials can be viewed below:

  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:02 +0000: Rudd's call for backdoor access suggests hazy grasp of encryption - Internet | The Guardian

    Home secretary wants police to be able to access WhatsApp, but any backdoor also makes services vulnerable to criminals

    Tech companies are facing demands from the home secretary, Amber Rudd, to build backdoors into their “completely unacceptable” end-to-end encryption messaging apps. Speaking on Sunday, just five days after a terror attack in Westminster killed five and injured more than 50, she said “there should be no place for terrorists to hide”.

    This may sound familiar. Two years ago, after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, the then British prime minister David Cameron said Britain’s intelligence agencies should have the legal power to break into the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists. He promised to legislate for it in 2016.

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  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:29:50 +0000: WhatsApp must be accessible to authorities, says Amber Rudd - Internet | The Guardian

    Critics say home secretary’s demand for access to encrypted messaging to thwart attacks is unrealistic and disproportionate

    Amber Rudd has called for the police and intelligence agencies to be given access to WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging services to thwart future terror attacks, prompting opposition politicians and civil liberties groups to say her demand was unrealistic and disproportionate.

    The home secretary said it was “completely unacceptable” that the government could not read messages protected by end-to-end encryption and said she had summoned leaders of technology companies to a meeting on Thursday 30 March to discuss what to do.

    Related: Why political rebels love WhatsApp

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  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:00:23 +0000: Why American farmers are hacking their own tractors | John Naughton - Internet | The Guardian
    A black market in pirated engine software is growing as manufacturers use digital copyright law to impose expensive repair bills on their customers

    John Deere is a large corporation that makes tractors. They’re green, big and powerful and they don’t come cheap. I’ve just noticed a nearly new 6175R model for £77,500 plus VAT, for example. That’s £93,000 in real money, so imagine how proud you’d feel if you were fortunate enough to own one of these magnificent machines.

    Well, it depends on what you mean by “own”. If you mean you can do what you like with your new tractor, think again. This is because your splendid machine is now controlled by software that comes embedded in the vehicle – and John Deere controls the software. “If a farmer bought the tractor,” a Nebraskan farmer told the online magazine Motherboard, “he should be able to do whatever he wants with it. You want to replace a transmission and you take it to an independent mechanic – he can put in the new transmission but the tractor can’t drive out of the shop.” Instead, a Deere technician has to drive to the repair shop and plug a connector into the tractor’s USB port in order to “authorise” the new part. And the cost of this rigmarole? Why, a $230 fixed call-out charge, plus $130 an hour on top.

    Nobody likes laying out 100 grand for a piece of kit that suddenly becomes an expensive paperweight

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  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:05:16 +0000: Are we finally reacting to the disruptive supremacy of Facebook and Google? | Will Hutton - Internet | The Guardian
    Germany challenges Facebook on personal data, Google agrees to police its ads: are these landmark events?

    The internet celebrated its 28th birthday a fortnight ago. It’s an invention that ranks alongside the wheel, immunisation against disease and the internal combustion engine as a transformer of human existence. As an open information digital connector, it is an extraordinary force for individual liberation, embodying the very best of Enlightenment values: more information is available to more people through their mobile phones and personal computers than ever before.

    The world can then follow the Enlightenment injunction to dare to know to a degree that the great philosophers, arguing for a free public realm where information and evidence could be openly marshalled and tested for human betterment, could never have foreseen.

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  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:03:15 +0000: By dismantling domestic privacy laws, the US will lose control of the global internet - Internet | The Guardian
    If Donald Trump signs off changes, he weakens America’s ‘global village’ role

    The numerous paradoxes that will haunt Donald Trump in the coming months were on full display during the recent Senate vote to undo privacy legislation that was passed in the last few years of the Obama administration.

    As part of a broader effort to treat internet service providers and telecoms operators as utility companies, Obama imposed restrictions on what these companies could do with all the user data from browsers and apps. Emboldened by Trump, the Republicans have just allowed these businesses to collect, sell and manipulate such data without user permission.

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